Effective Wednesday, March 23, Moraine Valley Community College will pause COVID-19 testing at its main campus in Palos Hills and the extension sites in Blue Island and Tinley Park due to a lack of federal funding. The testing had been free to students, employees and community members.

The federal program that funded COVID-19 testing at the college’s sites expired on March 22; however, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s executive order that requires all on-campus students and employees who are not fully vaccinated to test for COVID-19 every seven days remains in effect. Until the college learns more from the Governor’s Office and the Illinois Community College Board about funding, the testing will be paused.

If Moraine Valley reinstates its COVID-19 testing sites and reopens them to the community, information will be made available to the public.


For news media inquiries, contact Jessica Crotty, assistant director of Communications, at (708) 974-5281 or crotty@morainevalley.edu.